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MARTA rolls ahead with Five Points construction plan

MARTA officials say they’re looking for ways to maintain street access to Five Points station as they proceed with plans to renovate the downtown transit hub.

Gwinnett school board OKs $3.2 billion budget with $4,000 teacher raises

Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers will receive $4,000 salary hikes for the 2024-2025 school year.

Willie Mays, Negro League players honored at historic field in Birmingham

AJC INTERVIEW

Treasury Secretary Yellen says U.S. is at full employment

The economy is strong, the job market healthy and efforts to add more affordable housing are the best way to reduce inflation, U.S.

Drawing Visitors to Georgia Cities

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Downtown Macon struts its way into a long-sought spotlight of revival

An energetic pulse in Georgia’s ‘Central City’ signals a comeback half a century in the making.

Conventioneers ‘make do’ as delays plague Savannah center’s expansion

Savannah, Georgia has big plans to expand its convention center. It's running behind schedule. That means crowded halls.

Clear to enroll travelers in TSA PreCheck at Hartsfield-Jackson

Clear will enroll travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport into the TSA PreCheck program.

Record crowds expected for Independence Day travel

2.3 million people in Georgia are expected to take road trips or longer journeys for Independence Day.

Metro News

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Metro Atlanta judge arrested at Buckhead nightclub, faces felony charge

Judge Christina J. Peterson, who is the subject of a yearslong judicial misconduct investigation, was apprehended at the Red Martini Restaurant and Lounge on Peachtree Road.

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Atlanta Beltline approves $172M to fast-track affordable housing, trails

The funding means the Beltline is on track to exceed its affordable housing goal by 30% and finish purchasing land, according to officials.

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Reality stars Kim Zolciak, Kroy Biermann drop mansion price a third time

The couple’s Milton home has been on the market for eight months.

Dining & Drink

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REVIEW

Auburn Angel serves ‘food made with soul’ in historic neighborhood

After ten years of dormancy, the corner space on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood has been revived as Auburn Angel by restaurateur Asa Fain.

Georgia Classics: Family is a big part of Nino’s Italian Restaurant

Nino’s Italian Restaurant opened in 1968 and has been owned by Antonio Noviello’s family since 1982.

Beer Town: Growing Georgia brewery NoFo has added distilleries

The first of three NoFo Brew Co locations opened in September 2019 in Cumming. Named NoFo after North Forsyth, it was the county’s first craft brewery and distillery.

Tacos, loaded fries and seafood coming to Roswell Junction food hall

Stalls serving tacos, shawarma, loaded fries, burgers, coffee and seafood have been announced for Roswell Junction, a food hall and entertainment center opening in Roswell at ...

Crime and Public Safety

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Bloody fingerprint, machete found after woman’s killing in Marietta, warrants show

Evidence found at the scene led officers to identify the suspect as the victim’s ex-husband.

DeKalb man found guilty of killing younger brother in fight over fan

Westley Hill, 28, was shot and killed on Dec. 31, 2021, at his family’s home near Stone Mountain, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Fire forces Midtown Whole Foods to evacuate temporarily

No injuries were reported.

Fentanyl fight: Yellen aims to cut cartels from ‘ill-gotten money’

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Metro Atlanta

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Gwinnett school board OKs $3.2 billion budget with $4,000 teacher raises

Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers will receive $4,000 salary hikes for the 2024-2025 school year.

Treasury Secretary Yellen says U.S. is at full employment

The economy is strong, the job market healthy and efforts to add more affordable housing are the best way to reduce inflation, U.S.

Atlanta Beltline approves $172M to fast-track affordable housing, trails

Georgia

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Centennial Yards taps incentives to fund $557M bonds for next phase

Conventioneers ‘make do’ as delays plague Savannah center’s expansion

Savannah, Georgia has big plans to expand its convention center. It's running behind schedule. That means crowded halls.

Downtown Macon struts its way into a long-sought spotlight of revival

In Macon, Georgia, the downtown shopping and dining and hotel district has experienced a stunning revival.

Opinion

Readers write

Opinion: No smartphones for kids. Period

A parent makes an urgent appeal to eliminate smartphones and social media from children's lives, citing the negative impact on mental health and social behavior.

WILLIE MAYS

06/20 Mike Luckovich: Heavenly spectacles

Editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich of Atlanta on Remembering baseball great Willie Mays.

Politically Georgia

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Winners and losers of Georgia’s runoff elections

Your daily jolt of news and analysis from the AJC politics team.

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Politicos break down the runoff results

Republican Stephen Lawson and Democrat Gloria Butler recap runoff races on "Politically Georgia".

Where did $630K in campaign money go? Georgia ethics panel won’t find out

Statute of limitations prevents state commission from learning what former Senate leader did with the money when he left office.

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Is Georgia living up to the Juneteenth promise of freedom?

"Politically Georgia" and UATL teamed up for a special Juneteenth episode and conducted interviews with strong Black voices across Atlanta.

Georgia Elections

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Democratic leaders go bust in key local Georgia runoffs

In three runoff races on Tuesday, Democratic voters rebuffed candidates favored by the establishment.

Former Trump administration officials win GOP runoffs for U.S. House

Lorraine Cochran-Johnson appears to win DeKalb CEO runoff

Just 300 voters chose a new Georgia State House member this week from Norcross

Arlene Beckles, a former Norcross City Council member, was elected in Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election. The race had the lowest turnout by far in the legislative runoffs.

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Postal Service delivery woes are years in the making; Georgia lawmakers seek fix

Georgia has been ground zero for some of the worst U.S. Postal Service issues.

Rules set for Biden and Trump presidential debate in Atlanta

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate at CNN in Atlanta, Microphones will be muted during the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak, and the candidates ca

Jan. 6 investigation lingers as 2024 election nears

More than three and a half years have passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S.

Trump in Court

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After exiting Trump election interference case, Nathan Wade has a lot to say

Nathan Wade, the former special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump, has been in the local and national spotlight after ...

Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case

Fani Willis says she’s been ‘attacked and over-sexualized’

Food & Dining

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Lewis Barbecue bringing Texas-style barbecue to Ansley Mall next summer

Pitmaster John Lewis is set to open his fourth restaurant — and his first in Georgia — next summer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Heights neighborhood.

Plantbaed Cafe brings plant-based menu with burgers, pizza and more to Vinings

Anne Onyeneho opened Plantbaed Cafe in Atlanta's Vinings area in 2024 after releasing a cookbook and meal prep service of the same name.

Try these 3 new spirits from metro Atlanta distilleries

Here are three new offerings from Atlanta-based distilleries that would make a good addition to your bar cart this summer.

Tacos, loaded fries and seafood coming to Roswell Junction food hall

Stalls serving tacos, shawarma, loaded fries, burgers, coffee and seafood have been announced for Roswell Junction, a food hall and entertainment center opening in Roswell at ...

Things to Do

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Athens music scene reacts to R.E.M.’s surprise reunion performance

15 things to do this weekend: Juneteenth Parade and Music Festival, more

Here are some ideas for events happening the first weekend of summer Atlanta.

First day of summer in the city: What to expect between now and Labor Day

What is the summer weather like in Atlanta? For Summer 2024, which begins Thursday, June 20, we can expect sizzling conditions for the next 93 days, according to the National

Lifestyle

How ‘Inside Out 2′ navigates the emotional roller coaster of adolescence

All emotions, even the seemingly negative ones, serve a purpose for both parents and teens.

Survey: More than 25% of parents struggle to get their children to sleep

A new poll shows a lot of parents are struggling with sleepless children, and only some of it can be explained by poor sleep hygiene.

Atlanta craft beer conference aims to brew more industry diversity

Travel

U.S. State Department reopens online passport renewal portal

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

It’s not Jurassic Park, but Colorado has many dinosaur destinations

Here are 10 places across Colorado where you can walk literally in the footsteps of long necks, see rare discoveries and even join an excavation

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Liberty County School System bans cellphones during class

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

Thousands of Black Civil War troops organized in Macon. This veteran is keeping their history alive

Lonnie Davis’ living history presentations ensure Middle Georgia residents know about the Georgia African Brigade.

Why do some Columbus residents celebrate Juneteenth two months early?

Juneteenth has been a federal holiday since 2021, but some people in Columbus and Phenix City celebrate in April.

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Investigations

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Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled state prison system

Ahead of a federal investigation of Georgia's state prisons, Gov. Kemp hires consultants to assess the agency amid record violence and murders.

What we know about the Georgia prison where a worker was shot to death by an inmate

Kitchen worker shot at Ga. prison had personal relationship with inmate who killed her

Former GDC employees point to potential security gaps that could allow someone to smuggle a gun into the prison.

Video

Man accused of murdering ex-wife with machete left bloody thumbprint behind, warrants reveal

Man accused of murdering ex-wife with machete left bloody thumbprint behind, warrants reveal

Atlanta police chase, arrest shooting suspects

Atlanta police chase, arrest shooting suspects

3 months after shooting in crowded GA bar, victim's family searching for answers

3 months after shooting in crowded GA bar, victim's family searching for answers

Photos

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Photos: Willie Mays, Negro League players honored in Birmingham

Photos from A Tribute to the Negro Leagues on June 20, 2024 at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala.

Photos: The scene at Copa America in Atlanta

AJC photos of the scene at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Copa America match between Argentina and Canada on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Argentina won 2-0.

Photos: Argentina and Canada square off in Copa America in Atlanta

AJC photos from the match between Argentina and Canada in Copa America at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Argentina won 2-0.

Podcasts

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Politicos break down the runoff results

Republican Stephen Lawson and Democrat Gloria Butler recap runoff races on "Politically Georgia".

Southern Fried Soccer: Previewing Copa America

HOLIDAY PODCAST

Is Georgia living up to the Juneteenth promise of freedom?

"Politically Georgia" and UATL teamed up for a special Juneteenth episode on June 19, 2024.